Re: UV (Was: Art, Environment and...)

Anders Sandberg (
28 Sep 1999 12:24:31 +0200

"Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)> writes:

> But this mall isn't meant to be an "ecology"
> at all. It will be carefully engineered and hand-maintained to give
> the illusion of an ecology esthetically modified and selected to our
> personal tastes and without the mess. It exists only for /our/
> benefit, after all, not for its own.

It is still an ecology, with humans as a key species. I attended an exhibition on urban ecology a year ago, and it was a real eye opener to realize that cities in general house an extremely diverse ecology, all dependent on human activities. Of course, many species are not intentional parts of it, but they are part of the ecology anyway.

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